On March 10, 2011, Hallmark Abstract Service was honored to participate in a CLE program that was produced jointly by the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Attended by approximately 50 attorney's, the event included an introduction by Acting New York Secretary of State Ruth Colon and a discussion of attorney ethics by Maria Matos of the New York State Supreme Court and Andral Brotman, Principal Attorney of the New York State Appellate Division First Department. I was joined in discussing the foreclosure crisis by Kathleen Daly of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP, and Dale Robyn Siegel of the Circle Mortgage Group. The event was organized through the hard work of Stephanie Melowskey of New England Community Bank and Jacqueline Hattar of Wilson, Elser. In the coming days I am going to provide an overview of the topics that I covered including MERS, securitizations and potential ramifications on the title industry.